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Chunk of Mars found at South Pole


Yes really.

The article from Wired magazine is a little old, but we think that it's still pretty relevant.

A team of NASA-sponsored meteorite hunters came across the 1.5-pound black rock last December while scouring for meteorites in the Transantarctic Mountains, about 466 miles from the South Pole.

A subsequent analysis by the Smithsonian Institution revealed that the rock's mineralogy and texture are "unmistakably Martian," according to a statement released April 2004 by NASA

Here's the article.

Posted by Tim Fright on December 29, 2007 8:36 PM